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      ~ December Scavenger Hunt Challenge ~
We all love a scavenger hunt! Why not try one this holiday period :)

Duration: December

Levels:
Tinsel:   1-20 words
Tree   21-40 words
Bon Bons   41-60 words
Fairy Lights   61-80 words
Gift Wrapped   81-100 words
Food & Family  101 words or more


Rules & How to:
Option One Freestyle:
►Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book

Option Two Want-it-All:
►The same as option one, but you must find at least one word from each letter grouping (i.e., one word from A, B, C, D etc.)

Option Three Spell-it-Out:
► Select a word from the list below, and then spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the words of book’s title, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name. Example under spoiler: (view spoiler)





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Word List



A) Adeste Fideles, Advent, Angel, Appreciation, Aroma, Artificial tree, Assemble, Awe

B) Baking, Balsam, Beauty, Bells, Belonging, Bethlehem, Birth, Blessings, Blitzen, Boughs, Bows, Boxes, Boxing Day, Buche de Noel

C) Camels, Candles, Candy canes, Cards, Caring, Caroler, Carols, Carve, Catalyst, Celebrate, Celebration, Ceremony, Charity, Child, Children, Chimney, Chocolate, Christian, Christmas, Christmas cookies, Christmas Eve, Christmas past/future, Church, Cloves, Coal, Comet, Comfort, Communication, Community, Companionship, Cornucopia, Cranberries, Creche, Crowds

D) Dancer, Dancing, Dasher, December, Decoration(s), Dolls, Donations, Donner, Dreidel, Duck

E) Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Elves, Email, Embrace, Emmanuel, Entertain, Entertainment, Epiphany, Eve, Evergreens, Exchange, Expectations, Expensive

F) Faith, Familiar, Family, Father Christmas, Feast, Fervor, Festival, Festive, Fireplace, Flat-bread, Forgiveness, Frankincense, Freedom, Friends, Friendship, Frosty the Snowman, Fruitcake

G) Garland, Gather, Gathering, Generations, Ghost of Christmas past, Gifts, Gingerbread, Gold, Goodwill, Goose, Gourmet, Grace, Gratitude, Gravy, Greenery, Greens, Greetings, Grinch, Groups, Guests

H) Ham, Hanukkah, Hard sauce, Harvest, Heart, Heartland, Heavenly, Heritage, Holding hands, Holiday, Holly, Holy, Home, Homeward, Hope, Host, Hostess, Hugs, Humility, Hymns

I) Icicles, Illumination, Infant, Inn, Innocence, Invitations, Ivy

J) Jack Frost, Jack-in-the-box, Jesus Christ, Jingle bells, Jolly, Journey, Joy, Joyful

K) Karamu, Kibbe (Lebanese dish of cracked wheat, Kinara, King Wenselaus, Kisses, Kris Kringle, Kwanzaa

L) Laughter, Lighting, Lights, Lists, Little Drummer Boy, Love

M) Magi, Mail, Majesty, Manger, Mantle, Meat and spices, Memories, Menorah, Merry, Messages, Midnight, Mincemeat, Minister, Miracle, Miraculous, Mistletoe, Mittens, Mosque, Mrs. Claus (Jessica), Music, Music box, Myrrh, Myths

N) Nativity, Network, Nocturnal, Noel, North Pole, Nostalgia, Nutcrackers, Nutmeg, Nuts

O) Observance, Occasion, Ornament, Oven

P) Packages, Pageant, Pageantry, Parade, Partridge, Party, Patriotism, Peace, Phone calls, Pies, Pixie, Plum pudding, Poinsettia, Popcorn string, Post office, Prancer, Prayer, Presents, Pride, Priest, Priorities, Proclaim, Program, Pumpkin pie, Punch, Purity

Q) Quality, Quantity, Questions, Quince pie, Quirky

R) Rabbi, Ramadan, Reconciliation, Reflection, Refuge, Reindeer, Rejoice, Relationship(s), Relatives, Religion, Religious, Reminiscence, Resolutions, Reunions, Reveal, Revel, Reverence, Ribbons, Ritual, Rooftop, Roots, Rudolph

S) Sack, Sacred, Saint Nicholas, Sanctuary, Santa Claus, Sauce, Savior, Scents, Scrooge, Scrumptious, Season, Secular, Sending, Sharing, Shepherd, Shock, Shopping, Silver bells, Sled, Sleigh, Sleigh bells, Snow, Snowman, Songs, Spices, Spirit, Stable, Stand, Star, Star of David, Stocking stuffer, Stockings, Stress, Stuffing, Sugar plums, Sundown, Surprises, Sustenance, Symbol, Symbolism, Synagogue

T) Teddy bear, Temple, Tenderness, Tension, Texts, Thankful, Thanks, The Nutcracker Ballet, Three Kings Day, Tidings, Tinkling, Tinsel, Tiny Tim, Toboggan, Toys, Tradition(s), Train, Tranquility, Travel, Tree, Trimmings, Trips, Trust, Tug, Turkey, Twinkling, Typical

U) Understanding, Unify, Universal, Unwrap

V) Vacation, Values, Vanilla, Venison, Vixen, Volunteer(s)

W) Walnuts, Wassail, Wenceslaus, Whimsy, Winter, Wise Men, Wishes, Wonder, Wonderland, Workshop, Worship, Worshiper, Wrapping, Wreath

X) Xmas

Y) Yorkshire pudding, Youth, Yule log, Yuletide

Z) Zesty

Words thanks to: https://myvocabulary.com/word-list/ch...


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message 4: by Sally906 (last edited Dec 02, 2015 02:18PM) (new)

Sally906 | 1639 comments I'll be in this one:


Level: Easy - Tinsel: 1-20 words
(I may end up going higher - but will set the goal post low to start with!)

Option One Freestyle:
Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book


My Words:


message 5: by Kimberly (last edited Dec 31, 2015 10:39PM) (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) December Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Duration: December 1-31, 2015
Level: Bon Bons 41-60 words
Option One Freestyle: Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book
Words Found: 57

My Words:
Baking: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 163 "I planned to go to Midnight Mass, but other than that, I will be wrapping gifts and baking." (12/30/15)

Bells: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 233 "He had white gloves on his hands that reminded me of the ones the bell choir at my small home church in Cleveland wore when playing the bells." (12/4/15)

Blessings: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 177 "We should be counting our many blessings from the Lord, not our challenges." (12/2/15)

Candles: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 69 "I had to admit it looked even more beautiful in the sun than it did under candles." (12/13/15)

Celebrate: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 59 "For now I think we should all get some food and celebrate." (12/11/15)

Celebration: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 208 "When Peter announced that would be plenty, I nearly threw my arms up in celebration."

Child: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 293 "It's easiest to learn new languages when you're a child." (12/16/15)

Chocolate: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 190 "The chocolate donut stopped halfway to her mouth." (12/3/15)

Christian: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 278 "Are you a Christian, too?" (12/5/15)

Christmas: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 249 "I'm sure the children would love Ohio at Christmas." (12/4/15)

Christmas Cookies: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 3 "I debated going back to the bathroom in case I needed to toss the half dozen Christmas cookies I had pilfered from the tray Mattie had brought across the street from her family's bakery." (12/19/15)

Christmas Eve: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 111 "Those cookies look scrumptious, but I'm on a strict diet until after my daughter's wedding on Christmas Eve." (12/30/15)

Church: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 228 "My mother's funeral took place in a large church in downtown Cleveland I had never been in, nor been back to since." (12/4/15)

Community: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 211 "Officer Fisher is going to recommend Becky's probation be reduced as soon as she finishes her community service." (12/3/15)

Dancing: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 151 "I can't look away from her face, face, face until she starts dancing to that bass, bass, bass!" (12/14/15)

Decorations: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 5 "Like everything else, their Christmas decorations are modest - some greenery and maybe a string of popcorn at most." (12/19/15)

Email: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 179 "I pulled my iPad from my nightstand and logged onto my email account." (12/2/15)

Entertain: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 90 "I refuse to act all dopey over a bunch of boys to entertain people." (12/13/15)

Entertainment: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 289 "First you reject me, then you use me for a little snippet of entertainment on the Report, and now I've had to spend my entire morning tracking you down after you told me you would meet with me during breakfast." (12/16/15)

Faith: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 278 "I don't think I could be a police officer without my faith." (12/5/15)

Family: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 178 "As much as I wanted to be with this family, though, I wouldn't be the cause of Mr. Troyer's farm failing - or the reason Ruth wouldn't eat." (12/2/15)

Feast: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 272 "I wasn't nearly as fast as he was, and my slices weren't half as uniform, but by the way he grinned, you'd have thought I made an entire feast by myself." (12/16/15)

Forgiveness: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 318 "However, the chief of police told me if the judge decides to call the act a religious hate crime, Sadie's forgiveness will not matter to the c-court." (12/5/15)

Friendship: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 4 "Rachel Miller would warm them up with hot coffee and some of her prizewinning friendship bread." (12/19/15)

Gifts: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 305 "I bring gifts for you (12/16/15)

Gingerbread: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 10 "It reminded me of an overgrown gingerbread house with electric candles flickering in every window and a garland of pines over every doorway." (12/19/15)

Gravy: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 175 "Mashed potatoes oozed butter next to a white porcelain gravy boat." (12/2/15)

Guests: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 195 "I wove around guests to the end of the opposing counter where she gestured to its contents." (12/3/15)

Ham: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 177 "Grandfather Zook cut into his ham slice." (12/2/15)

Holiday: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 177 " I'm going to be in the holiday parade tomorrow." (12/2/15)

Home: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 199 "It no longer felt like home." (12/3/15)

Icicles: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 298 "From the gutters of buildings, enormous icicles dripped under the last few rays of sunlight."

Laughter: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 316 "From what I've seen on television, there's lots of food, laughter, and music." (12/5/15)

Lights: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 298 "City work crews wrapped Christmas garland around the town's lampposts and strung blue-and-white twinkle lights from the young trees." (12/5/15)

Love: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 223 "Lord, please give me the strength to stay away from this family I've grown to love." (12/4/15)

Music: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 13 "I heard music playing from my bedroom practically until dawn." (12/6/15)

North Pole: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 180 "In the middle of the float stood a red and white North Pole."

Oven: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 164 "Becky hummed to herself as she removed sweet potatoes from the oven." (12/2/15)

Parade: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 181 "We have to join the parade line in twenty minutes." (12/2/15)

Party: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 316 "We should host a Christmas party too." (12/5/15)

Peace: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 184 "An unfamiliar peace washed over me." (12/2/15)

Pies: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 4 "Plus, Dad had the ability to pack away a couple pies single handedly." (12/19/15)

Prayer: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 176 "His smile showed me that he knew how I felt about the prayer." (12/2/15)

Pumpkin Pie: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 164 "I'm making a pumpkin pie." (12/2/15)

Reindeer: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 12 "My Frenchie whimpered as I slipped the reindeer sweater over his head." (12/19/15)

Season: The Heir by Kiera Cass pg. 102 "It depends on my mood. Or the season." (12/14/15)

Shepherd: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 221 "I just realized Bishop Hooley is a shepherd." (12/4/15)

Shopping: Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan pg. 106 "Since you don't have time for us today, your father and I thought we would go do a little Christmas shopping and maybe drop in for lunch at one of the restaurants in the country." (12/30/15)

Sleigh: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 319 "Chloe, we have come to take you on a sleigh ride." (12/5/15)

Snow: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 171 "The wet snow soaked the cotton fingers of my gloves, so I buried my hands deep into my coat pockets." (12/2/15)

Snowman: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 177 "I told them about the snowman costume." (12/2/15)

Stable: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 178 "The conversation shifted as Danny, who worked as a stable hand at a horse farm, told us about his summer he worked as a rodeo clown." (12/2/15)

Stuffing: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 176 "Mr. Troyes spooned stuffing onto his plate." (12/2/15)

Teddy Bear: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 167 "She wrapped her arms around the casserole dish like she was giving a teddy bear a good-night hug." (12/2/15)

Turkey: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 165 "We'll bring him some turkey." (12/2/15)

Winter: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 223 "The winter can't pass fast enough in my opinion." (12/4/15)

Wonderland: A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower pg. 180 "Today it looked like a winter wonderland." (12/2/15)


message 6: by Jennifer (last edited Dec 03, 2015 04:52PM) (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) Count me in!

Level Tinsel: 1-20 words

Option One: Freestyle

My words:Awe, Chocolate, Family, Forgiveness, Friends, Home, Thanks, Toys


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I'm in!

Level Tinsel: 1-20 words
Option 1: Freestyle

My Words:



message 8: by Stacey (last edited Dec 15, 2015 02:25PM) (new)

Stacey (boydsmom) | 1133 comments I'm in, but I have no idea how I'm going to keep track of the words I'm looking for! :)

Level: Bon Bons 41-60
Option 1: Freestyle

My Words:
45/41

Cutting Loose 12/5
Beauty,celebrate, comfort, family, network

Sweet Inspiration 12/10
snow, spices, children, candy canes, stockings, nutmeg, mistletoe, chocolate, vanilla, gifts, chimney, vacation, North POle, Santa Claus, elves, sleigh, gingerbread, reindeer, tinkling, angel, stockings, miracle, fireplace, Saint Nicholas, spirit

Mrs. Saint Nick 12/15
child, nativity, pageant, Christmas Eve, joy, jolly, faith, memories, sled, Scrooge, bells, sleigh bells, Grinch, holiday, holly


message 9: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

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lol Stacey
May be easier to take option 2 then so you are narrowing down your choices as you read books as you start looking for words with a certain letter?


message 10: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14263 comments Mod
Welcome all!


message 11: by Marla (last edited Dec 16, 2015 11:10PM) (new)

 Marla | 1667 comments December Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Duration: 12/1/15 - 12/31/15
Level: Tree (21 - 40 words)
Option One: Freestyle
Completed: 12/15/15

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (12/1/15)
1. Ceremony
2. Fireplace
3. Freedom
4. Heart
5. Hug
6. Lights
7. Santa Claus
8. St. Nick

Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates (12/8/15)
9. Baking
10. Chocolate
11. Cloves
12. Nutmeg
13. Nuts
14. Pies
15. Spice

Echo Burning by Lee Child (12/10/15)
16. Bell
17. Expensive
18. Friends
19. Friendship
20. Grace
21. Sauce
22. Stable
23. Trust

All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks (12/15/15)
24. Beauty
25. Belonging
26. Birth
27. Boxes
28. Child
29. Children
30. Christmas
31. Christmas Eve
32. Church
33. Dancing
34. December
35. Decorations
36. Faith
37. Family
38. Garland
39. Heart
40. Holiday
41. Home
42. Hostess
43. Joy
44. Laughter
45. Love
46. Midnight
47. Occasion
48. Phone call
49. Understanding
50. Vacation


message 12: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 01, 2016 09:48AM) (new)

Barbara ★ December Scavenger Hunt
Level: Bon Bons (41-60 words)
Option One: Freestyle

READ: 176/60

Circle of Fire (Damask Circle, #1) by Keri Arthur Circle of Fire - Keri Arthur 12/3
1. Christmas - dark branches of an old Christmas-tree like pine, p129
2. Companionship - forced to find companionship from a pet, p44
3. Dancing - a hint of a smile dancing across his lips, p43
4. Inn - he had to be at the inn, p38
5. Joy - oh joy, p138
6. Miracle - hadn't yet given up on a miracle, p190
7. Punch - the force of the punch threw her backwards, p122
8. Relationship - wanted more from the relationship, p41
9. Tradition - it's something of a tradition, p66
10. Vacation - go on a vacation, p141

Waterborne (Seaborne, #3) by Katherine Irons Waterborne - Katherine Irons 12/5
11. Charity - she does some charity work, p268
12. Child - every child in the kingdom, p32
13. Chimney - thrust his hand up the chimney, p80
14. Fireplace - with its blazing fireplace p16
15. Illumination - without a spark of illumination, p11
16. Prayer - would hold prayer services, p32
17. Presents - would receive special presents, p32
18. Priest - priests and priestesses, p32
19. Twinkling - a string of twinkling Christmas lights, p276

The Red Hotel (Sissy Sawyer, #3) by Graham Masterton The Red Hotel - Graham Masterton 12/5
20. Epiphany - my Aunt Epiphany told me that, p34

Fade to Black (Deadlines & Diamonds, #1) by Morgan Kearns Fade to Black - Morgan Kearns 12/7
21. Chocolate - surely you've got some chocolate in this place, p327

The Grove (Guardians of Destiny, #2) by Jean Johnson The Grove - Jean Johnson 12/8
22. Awe - Aradin stared in awe, p58
23. Greenery - finger-long stalks of greenery, p74
24. Greens - except the sauce on the greens, p164

Your Next Breath (Catherine Ling, #4) by Iris Johansen Your Next Breath - Iris Johansen 12/10
24. Gold - he's spelling it out for us in gold, p13
25. Innocence - there's an innocence and a sensuality, p144

Turkey Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #7) by Leslie Meier Turkey Day Murder - Leslie Meier 12/12
26. Parade - Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, p99
27. Turkey - are you here to see the turkeys? p21

Protecting What's His (Line of Duty, #1) by Tessa Bailey Protecting What's His - Tessa Bailey 12/13
28. Boxes - scattered furniture and boxes stacked everywhere, p100
29. Dance - with three floors of dance music, p33
30. Holding Hands - hand holding didn't seem like a typical Derek move, p80
31. Lord - worked with what the good Lord gave her, p140

The Enchantment Emporium (Gale Women, #1) by Tanya Huff The Enchantment Emporium - Tanya Huff 12/12
32. Appreciation - moderately skeevy appreciation, p48
33. Candles - in with the candles, p96
34. Community - crucial to the local community, p26
35. Dolls - looking like one of the apple dolls, p36
36. Duck - fuck a duck, p116
37. Mail - by the time mail came, p23
38. Memories - he shook the sadder memories off, p90
39. Pies - much like pies, pancakes, p20
40. Ritual - rituals brought the wild ones home, p26
41. Shock - but Allie could hear shock and grief, p27
42. Train - hung around the train station, p69
43. Travel - who ran Darsden East's single travel agency, p29
44. White - likely to say white, p44
45. Winter - commemorating the Winter Olympics, p37

Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter #25; Lords of Avalon, #4; Were-Hunter, #9, Hellchaser, #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dragonbane - Sherrilyn Kenyon 12/15
46. Sanctuary - one of the rare males at Sanctuary, p2
47. Vanilla - scent of sandalwood and vanilla, p111

The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (MacKenzies & McBrides, #6) by Jennifer Ashley The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley 12/17
48. Angel - an angel who looked down on him, p273
49. Blessings - small blessings, p217
50. Coal - under a few sacks of coal, p156
51. Expensive - beautiful expensive married women, p168
52. Feast - Daniel ordered a feast, p202
53. Hostess - I must attend my hostess, p153
54. Sack - a cart? a sack of coal? p156
55. Sauce - scraping the last of his sauce p113
56. Stable - Dad led his own racing stable, p250
57. Stockings - he slid off her other stocking, p10

One in a Million (Lucky Harbor, #12) by Jill Shalvis One in a Million - Jill Shalvis 12/18
58. Jesus Christ - Jesus Christ he gasped, p127

East by Edith Pattou East - Edith Pattou 12/19
59. Reindeer - the reindeer was not comfortable, p488
60. Shepherd - a good and gentle shepherd, p476
61. Silver Bells - could no longer hear the silver bells, p256
62. Sleigh - but the sleigh was comfortable, p100
63. Sleigh Bells - dogs barking, sleigh bells ringing, p2
64. Snow - there was some snow on the ground, p43
65. Workshop - an adequate workshop, p142

East of Ecstasy (Hearts of the Anemoi, #4) by Laura Kaye East of Ecstasy - Laura Kaye 12/19
66. Celebration - a small celebration of the thwarted tragedy, p289
67. Children - children bearing the sins of the parents, p204
68. Family - love and hope and family, p257
69. Wonder - a shiver of wonder, p210

Bad Wolf by Nele Neuhaus Bad Wolf - Nele Neuhaus 12/20
70. Aroma - faint aroma of leather and wood, p317
71. Belonging - the house belonging to the neighbor's best friend, p97
72. Birch - the birches that gave the property its name, p82
73. Donation - any donations would go towards construction, p164
74. Email - I'll send you three photos as an email attachment, p88
75. Home - postponed his trip home to Turkey, p104
76. Hope - I hope you will understand why, p101
77. Host - friendly unassuming hosts, p54
78. Invitation - mailing of the invitations, p79
79. Kisses - kisses, smiles, effusive embraces, p20
80. Music - laughter, yelling, music, p40
81. Quality - count on the quality, p125
82. Relative - some relative who only wanted to, p50
83. Reunion - planning to go to her class reunion, p5
84. Shopping - he set down the shopping bag, p1
85. Stress - after all that stress, p56
86. Stuffing - knock the stuffing out of her, p230
87. Temple - white dome of the Baha'i temple, p49
88. Thanks - thanks, she took a big swig, p43
89. Trust - the look of trust in her dark eyes, p2
90. Wrapping - wrapping his arms around her, p5

Baby, Drive South (Southern Roads, #1) by Stephanie Bond Baby, Drive South - Stephanie Bond 12/21
91.Blitzen - Donner and Blitzen, p189
92. Comet - You know Comet and Cupid, p189
93. Donner - Cupid, Donner, p189
94. Entertainment - for your own entertainment, p11
95. Evergreen - the frothy evergreens, p88
96. Quirky - quirky looking man, p228
97. Roots - you don't want to put down roots, p169
98. Tension - the tension in the air was palpable, p20
99. Volunteers - she thanked the volunteers, p228

Full Blast (Full #4) by Janet Evanovich Full Blast - Janet Evanovich 12/22
100. Christian - I feel it's my Christian duty, p24
101. Christmas - decorating the house for Christmas, p82
102. Communication - called in Touch Communications, p167
103. Friendship - nothing more than friendship, p176
104. Fruitcake - yeah he's a real fruitcake, p25
105. Gift - saving it for a Christmas gift, p166
106. Goose - she was as loose as a goose, p68
107. Holidays - I usually spend holidays with them, p81
108. Holy - holy mackerel Jamie said, p122
109. Love - you're afraid of falling in love, p16
110. Message - the tape of the phone messages, p11
111. Midnight - to show up at my door at midnight, p106
112. Party - birthday party tomorrow night, p39
113. Peace - swore out a peace bond, p177
114. Post office - written him via our post office box, p16
115. Questions - he was asking a lot of questions, p26
116. Reflection - she told her reflection, p157
117. Religious - also found religious literature, p35

Spell Booked (Retired Witches Mystery #1) by Joyce Lavene Spell Booked - Joyce & Jim Lavene 12/23
118. Freedom - you can't know the freedom, p225
119. Mincemeat - would make mincemeat of us, p176
120. Symbol - the symbol of my power, p37

Beg for Mercy (Dead Wrong, #1) by Jami Alden Beg for Mercy - Jami Alden 12/24
121. Lights - get me the lights this time, p245
122. Oven - looking like a chicken in an oven, p134
123. Purity - experience her purity, p53
124. Resolution - more like resolution, p18
125. Worship - he'd worship her body, p139

Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) by Nalini Singh Heart of Obsidian - Nalini Singh 12/24
126. Friends - we can finally be friends, p126
127. Tenderness - a painful tenderness, p203
128. Trees - the light breeze coming off the trees, p10

Crave The Night (Midnight Breed, #12) by Lara Adrian Crave The Night - Lara Adrian 12/25
129. Sundown - tonight at sundown, p146

Mortal Stakes (Spenser, #3) by Robert B. Parker Mortal Stakes - Robert Parker 12/26
130. Songs - I am going to sing songs, p264

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods & Monsters - Laini Taylor 12/26
131. Expectation - belittled Jael for his expectations, p364
132. Festival - Removed their festival masks, p201
133. Flatbread - couscous, flatbread, p165
134. Forgiveness - forgiveness? graditude? Fellowship? p399
134. Laughter - here's where the laughter came in, p199
135. Magi - go unremarked by magi, p301
136. Miraculous - miraculous accident of geology, p129
137. Myths - grow myths on history, p256
138. Nostalgia - she felt nostalgia and longing, p179
139. Occasion -on several occasions, p366
140. Pageant - Jael's pagent was a stroke of cunning, p147
141. Phone calls - she made phone calls, p482
142. Pride - though the pride was gone, p100
143. Refuge - became their refuge, p432
144. Rooftop - cast it to the rooftops, p110
145. Season - for her first dream season, p280
146. Sending - not unlike a sending, p281
147. Star - like a star in the cupped hands, p109
148. Universal - he made the universal sign for brr, p86
149. Unity - there was an extraordinary unity, p596
150. Wishes - that our three wishes are about to come true, p351
151. Worshiper -the number nearly eight hundred worshipers, p354

Snow In April by Rosamunde Pilcher Snow In April - Rosamunde Pilcher 12/27
152. Bells - the sound of bells, p27
153. Nuts - a small dish of salted nuts, p144

Frozen (Detective Ellie MacIntosh #1) by Kate Watterson Frozen - Kate Watterson 12/28
154. Santa Claus -rather like Santa Claus, p209
155. Symbolism - symbolism was not to be discounted, p28
156. Walnuts - Ellie took a bite of walnuts and cranberries, p19

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson 12/29
157. Baking - an unhappy death baking in the Outback, p6
158. Camels - people on camels, p10
159. December - by December when they arrived, p30
160. Festive - it's not as festive, p56
161. Heartland - I was now in the rural heartland, p72
162. Infant - big enough to hold four hundred infants, p19
163. Journey - based almost entirely on cab journeys, p11
164. Network - through its network of rocky tunnels, p32
165. Stand - many places finer to stand, p54

Forbidden Fruit by Erica Spindler Forbidden Fruit - Erica Spindler 12/31
166. Cards - all the cards she'd been dealt, p400
167. Exchange - the horrible ones we exchanged, p225
168. Merry - We'd all have a merry Christmas, p241
169. Ribbon - with lace, ribbons and bows, p69
170. Thankful - so thankful for her support, p281

Steam & Sorcery (Gaslight Chronicles, #1) by Cindy Spencer Pape Steam & Sorcery - Cindy Spencer Pape 12/31
171. Elves - believe in fairies and elves, p83
172. Faith - I have faith in your recuperative abilities, p181
173. Heart - finding its moldering black heart, p9
174. Homeward - through the rainy streets, homeward, p90
175. Music Box - his mother's music box, p33
176. Ornaments - remove all fragile ornaments, p33

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 13: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14263 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Marla, Allison and Barbara!


message 14: by ♦Ashley♦ (last edited Dec 13, 2015 09:34PM) (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments December Scavenger Hunt
Duration: 12/1/15 - 12/31/15
Level: Tree (21 - 40 words)
Option 2: Want-it-All

(Limiting myself to 5 words per book)

My Words:
A - angel - Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Page 12
B - bells - Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Page 37
C - candle - Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Page 298
D - December - The Halloween Tree
E - expensive - Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Page 109
F - faith - Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line Page 30
G - garland - American Gods loc 6171
H - harvest - The Halloween Tree
I - Illumination - The Halloween Tree
J - joyful - The Halloween Tree
K - Kwanzaa - Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges loc 189
L - lights - Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges by loc 129
M - manger - Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges loc 99
N - nostalgia - Everything I Never Told You loc 3200
O - ornament - Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges loc 108
P - peace - Everything I Never Told You loc 2286
Q - questions - The Halloween Tree
R - ribbons - Everything I Never Told You loc 41
S - shopping - Everything I Never Told You loc 2061
T - turkey - American Gods loc 2374
U - unwrap - American Gods loc 2272
V - vanilla - American Gods loc 372
W - worship - American Gods loc 466
X -
Y - Yuletide - Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges loc 84
Z -

Veronica Mars The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury American Gods (American Gods, #1) by Neil Gaiman Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat Yuletide Yahoos, Ho-Ho-Humblebraggers, and Other Seasonal Scourges by Jen Mann Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng



WORD LIST
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message 15: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14263 comments Mod
Welcome Ashley - our first option 2 player!


message 16: by ♦Ashley♦ (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments Karen wrote: "Welcome Ashley - our first option 2 player!"

Thanks:) I love scavenger hunts!


message 17: by Lara (last edited Dec 13, 2015 02:29PM) (new)

Lara | 676 comments I'm in too. This is different, so I hope I remember the words as I get to them :-)

December Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Duration: December 1-31, 2015
Level: Tree 21-40 words
Option One Freestyle: Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book

Cold-Hearted Rake: Children, Decoration(s), Gifts,
Twisting the Pole: Comet, Dancing, Reindeer,
Blizzard of Heat: Cupid, Elves,
A Pirate for Christmas: Christmas, Church, Nativity,
Santa Paws: Child, Christmas Eve, Rudolph, Santa Claus,
Bells and Chains: Bells, Donner,
Christmas Unexpected: Relatives
No Christmas Like the Present: Angel, Artificial tree, Baking, Chocolate, Christmas past/future, Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Holiday, Presents, Sleigh,
Christmas Catastrophe: December, Snow,


message 18: by Kela Esther (last edited Jan 04, 2016 06:19PM) (new)

Kela Esther | 12 comments I'm in for Want it All

Goal completed

Level: Tinsel

23/21 Words

A- Assemble Winter 12/12
B- Beauty Winter 12/12
C- Crowds When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
D- Dancing When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
E- Embrace When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
F- Festival When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
G- Grace Winter 12/12
H- Harvest When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
I- Icicles Winter 12/12
J- Joy When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
L- Love One of the Guys 12/14
M- Memories When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
N- Nuts One of the Guys 12/14
O- Occasion Winter 12/12
P- Pride When a Scot Ties the Knot 12/11
Q- Questions Winter 12/12
S- Stress One of the Guys 12/14
T- Tree One of the Guys 12/14
U- Unify Winter 12/12
V- Vanilla One of the Guys 12/14
W- Winter Winter 12/12
Y- Youth One of the Guys 12/14


Books:
When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3) by Tessa DareWinter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa MeyerOne of the Guys by Lisa Aldin



message 19: by Celeste (last edited Jan 03, 2016 01:13AM) (new)

Celeste (pinkbear) | 49 comments I'm in for this one too :p

Level: Tinsel

Challenge: Spell-it-out

Word: WINTER

W- A Wizard Of Earthsea Ursula Le Guin
I-
N-
T- Thirteen Reason's Why Jay Asher
E-
R-

I only ended up reading the above books for the month of December :/


message 20: by Brittany (last edited Dec 21, 2015 03:49PM) (new)

Brittany I'm in for Option 2 (but I might not make it through the whole alphabet...)

A: awe 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 246 - 12/11/15
B: birth Winter p. 5 - 12/6/15
C: chocolate - 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 197 - 12/11/15
D: dancing 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 213 - 12/11/15
E:
F: friendship 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 213 - 12/11/15
G: gravy Ask the Passengers p. 77 - 12/15/15
H: holy 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 229 - 12/11/15
I: icicle Winter p. 8 - 12/6/15
J: journey Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 144 - 12/21/15
K
L: laughter - 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 207 - 12/11/15
M: majesty Winter p. 8 - 12/6/15
N: nostalgia Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 4 - 12/13/15
O
P: party Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 28 - 12/13/15
Q: questions Ask the Passengers p. 85 - 12/15/15
R: relatives Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 32 - 12/13/15
S: season - 2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas p. 196 - 12/11/15
T: turkey Ask the Passengers p. 275 - 12/18/15
U
V: values Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 160 - 12/21/15
W: winter Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 145 - 12/21/15
X
Y: youth Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl p. 34 - 12/13/15
Z


message 21: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge everyone! ☺


message 22: by MorpheusZzz (last edited Dec 31, 2015 09:52PM) (new)

MorpheusZzz | 129 comments Can you believe it? Even after finding all these words, technically I still failed. I'm still looking for words for X & Z ("xmas" and "zesty"--although I cheated and used "zest" for that one). I was having such good luck with the first couple of books, I thought I would try for a blackout. Got pretty far, but not quite. This list is going to be stuck in my brain for years. haha

I'd like to try Option 2, please.
NBRC, December Scavenger Hunt Challenge - POST 1 (see message #24 for POST 2)
Duration: December 2015


Food & Family 101 words or more 266/353 so far

A) Adeste Fideles, Advent, Angel, Appreciation, Aroma, Artificial tree, Assemble, Awe
B) Baking, Balsam, Beauty, Bells, Belonging, Bethlehem, Birth, Blessings, Blitzen, Boughs, Bows, Boxes, Boxing Day, Buche de Noel
C) Camels, Candles, Candy canes, Cards, Caring, Caroler, Carols, Carve, Catalyst, Celebrate, Celebration, Ceremony, Charity, Child, Children, Chimney, Chocolate, Christian, Christmas, Christmas cookies, Christmas Eve, Christmas past/future, Church, Cloves, Coal, Comet, Comfort, Communication, Community, Companionship, Cornucopia, Cranberries, Creche, Crowds
D) Dancer, Dancing, Dasher, December, Decoration(s), Dolls, Donations, Donner, Dreidel, Duck
E) Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Elves, Email, Embrace, Emmanuel, Entertain, Entertainment, Epiphany, Eve, Evergreens, Exchange, Expectations, Expensive
F) Faith, Familiar, Family, Father Christmas, Feast, Fervor, Festival, Festive, Fireplace, Flat-bread, Forgiveness, Frankincense, Freedom, Friends, Friendship, Frosty the Snowman, Fruitcake
G) Garland, Gather, Gathering, Generations, Ghost of Christmas past, Gifts, Gingerbread, Gold, Goodwill, Goose, Gourmet, Grace, Gratitude, Gravy, Greenery, Greens, Greetings, Grinch, Groups, Guests
H) Ham, Hanukkah, Hard sauce, Harvest, Heart, Heartland, Heavenly, Heritage, Holding hands, Holiday, Holly, Holy, Home, Homeward, Hope, Host, Hostess, Hugs, Humility, Hymns
I) Icicles, Illumination, Infant, Inn, Innocence, Invitations, Ivy
J) Jack Frost, Jack-in-the-box, Jesus Christ, Jingle bells, Jolly, Journey, Joy, Joyful
K) Karamu, Kibbe (Lebanese dish of cracked wheat, Kinara, King Wenselaus, Kisses, Kris Kringle, Kwanzaa
L) Laughter, Lighting, Lights, Lists, Little Drummer Boy, Love
M) Magi, Mail, Majesty, Manger, Mantel, Meat and spices, Memories, Menorah, Merry, Messages, Midnight, Mincemeat, Minister, Miracle, Miraculous, Mistletoe, Mittens, Mosque, Mrs. Claus (Jessica), Music, Music box, Myrrh, Myths
N) Nativity, Network, Nocturnal, Noel, North Pole, Nostalgia, Nutcrackers, Nutmeg, Nuts
O) Observance, Occasion, Ornament, Oven
P) Packages, Pageant, Pageantry, Parade, Partridge, Party, Patriotism, Peace, Phone calls, Pies, Pixie, Plum pudding, Poinsettia, Popcorn string, Post office, Prancer, Prayer, Presents, Pride, Priest, Priorities, Proclaim, Program, Pumpkin pie, Punch, Purity
Q) Quality, Quantity, Questions, Quince pie, Quirky
R) Rabbi, Ramadan, Reconciliation, Reflection, Refuge, Reindeer, Rejoice, Relationship(s), Relatives, Religion, Religious, Reminiscence, Resolutions, Reunions, Reveal, Revel, Reverence, Ribbons,Ritual, Rooftop, Roots, Rudolph
S) Sack, Sacred, Saint Nicholas,Sanctuary, Santa Claus, Sauce, Savior, Scents, Scrooge, Scrumptious, Season, Secular, Sending, Sharing, Shepherd, Shock, Shopping, Silver bells, Sled, Sleigh, Sleigh bells, Snow, Snowman, Songs, Spices, Spirit, Stable, Stand, Star, Star of David, Stocking stuffer, Stockings, Stress, Stuffing, Sugar plums, Sundown, Surprises, Sustenance, Symbol, Symbolism, Synagogue
T) Teddy bear, Temple, Tenderness, Tension, Texts, Thankful, Thanks, The Nutcracker Ballet, Three Kings Day, Tidings, Tinkling, Tinsel, Tiny Tim, Toboggan, Toys, Tradition(s), Train, Tranquility, Travel, Tree, Trimmings, Trips, Trust, Tug, Turkey, Twinkling, Typical
U) Understanding, Unify, Universal, Unwrap
V) Vacation, Values, Vanilla, Venison, Vixen, Volunteer(s)
W) Walnuts, Wassail, Wenceslaus, Whimsy, Winter, Wise Men, Wishes, Wonder, Wonderland, Workshop, Worship, Worshiper, Wrapping, Wreath
X) Xmas
Y) Yorkshire pudding, Youth, Yule log, Yuletide
Z) Zesty

Glory in Death #2 In Death series, J.D. Robb (4*) 12-17-15 review
an expensive suit. - pg 1
bag with a gold clasp. -2
Lieutenant Eve Dallas -2
The sights and scents were familiar -2
The backbeat from the music -2
The colored lights - 2
a professional relationship -2
classy home address -3
during the past winter -3
framed holograms of children -5
I loved her very much. -9
one of my oldest friends -9
we had a friendship -10
in essence, she was family -10
sea scallops and wild greens -11
let the auto program maneuver the car -14
the history and tradition of Broadway -15
a depiction in perfect oils of some fallen angel -17
the sheer beauty of it -17
the tinkling music of water striking rock -31
I had messages waiting. -33
in bed by midnight. -33
old-fashioned trimmings. -34
under the wreath of feathers - 6
safe as a church - 6
vampire flick festival -38
surprising grace of an enormous black gazelle -39
no dancers, no screens, no video booths -39
I need relatives, loved ones... -42
strategically-placed silver star -45
heart-shaped butt -45
We gave him a party. -55
evening's entertainment -58
whimpers of shock and gratitude -59
several religious artifacts -61
ideas about comfort. -62
I don't need your fancy food or your fancy gifts or your fancy words. -65
the child she had been -66
her reputation as a hostess -67
so many memories. -68
I can stand for her with them. -70
nice old trees spreading shade -71
raised in a pretty, settled community -72
never once risked your pride -65
thronged like a busy parade -75
some rituals...were as timeless as the moon -75
she gave up any hope of speaking directly... -75
The priest's voice boomed out. -75
confiscate any communication or recording devices -77
travel a bit to attend shows -82
where tension was lodged -89
carved out time -92
Eve could only wonder -96
the b>ceremony will be postponed - 97
symbols of Yvonne's mood -106
sneak in some shopping first -06
Yvonne's mail had been mountainous -108
When are you going to trust me? -113
the punch of the sun on her skin -115
as sweet as the peace -115
I recall dancing with her at a party -119
nothing ever surprises you -120
Finesse would have to wait, as would tenderness -124
rubbing her temples -126
baffled awe. - 128
Sweeping robes were in this season, apparently. -128
holy ground. -135
full of crowds. -135
kicked to a charity rehab center -136
tagged for a donation -136
we deter with penal colonies and the absence of freedom -138
susceptible to joy -138
sheds water like a duck -160
You've got a real fireplace -156
You're arresting me. J---- Chr---, are you nuts? -173
guests weren't infringed upon -181
your son's innocence. -207
exchanging Christmas cards -282

The Christmas Secret #5 Christmas Hope series, Donna VanLiere (3*) 12-19-15 review
We dragged the artificial tree in...reindeer on the front lawn - 11
baking experiment gone wrong - 277
The church bells ring - 330
we put up our decorations - 11
help me make and decorate Christmas cookies - 275
I never saw her on Christmas Eve - 320
we put lemon and cranberries in them during the holiday - 66
calendar in December - 96
saw a display of dolls - 88
eggnog or coffee - 318
elves holding brightly wrapped packages - 93
Please put the wise men back down before you bust their frankincense and myrrh - 14
gingerbread fence - 93
red jingle bell sweatshirt - 204
action in the manger - 14
Merry / Christmas - 95
Jason shook his head and wrote "Mrs. Claus" - 103
nativity pieces from a box of ornaments -11
I hated him and his phone calls - 128
lit display of ...pies - 63
buy the kids' presents -145
carrying a sack - 13
sit in the sanctuary - 212
polishing the shepherd boy's head - 12
whitening with snow - 163
spirit of Christmas - 265
vanilla centers - 194
wrapped like a candy cane. Santa's workshop... - 93

Unchained Hearts Palessa, 12-20-15 (3*), review
Crud! I deleted this book off my device before transferring info to this list. Thankfully, I at least wrote the location numbers on a hard copy as I was reading. Are you okay with just the location rather than the sentence parts? Grr. Dumb! If not, I can reload it.
Location Numbers (for this book):
appreciation - 607
aroma - 364
birth - 1338
boxes - 1670
caring - 154
celebrate -2394
chocolate -373
efforts -1818
email -2469
embrace -1426
entertain -465
exchange -1771
expectations -341
feast -635
fervor -2577
forgiveness -865
gather -577
gathering -2173
goose -225
heritage -2951
host -1890
journey -21
kisses -579
laughter -408
miracle -1678
occasion -226
oven -768
prayer -2872
priorities -2334
reflection -952
rejoice -2054
reveal -2166
revel -2586
sending -829
sharing -405
spices -634
stable -157
thanks -88
toys -927
train -330
typical -833
understanding -811
vacation -1022
volunteer(s) -1734
worship -2350

A New Hope Robyn Carr, 12-23-15 (4*) review
instant sense of belonging-pg 23
a brief blessing-115
camel could carry-248
sudden epiphany-51
what your generation-208
her Great Dane, Ham-206
wine harvest-33
heavenly bodies-230
Holding hands and strolling-207
money and fame won't hug you-278
infant born...birth defects-105
track lighting-62
our Peyton, her majesty, does not shovel shit-52
celebrations and reconciliations-32
every religion shared similar-46
interesting reunion-94
around the roots-50
marriage was sacred-61
in between songs-8
all the stress-131
different values-77

(cont'd on message 24...)


message 23: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14263 comments Mod
Go for it dawn. welcome!


message 24: by MorpheusZzz (last edited Dec 31, 2015 09:51PM) (new)

MorpheusZzz | 129 comments Karen wrote: "Go for it dawn. welcome!"
Thanks, Karen!

NBRC, December Scavenger Hunt Challenge - POST 2 (see message #22 for POST 1)
Duration: December 2015


I'll Be Home for Christmas Lori Wilde, #6 Twilight, Texas, 12-27-15 (4*) review
chewing on bows-73
scented cinnamon candles burned-270
caroler on the square-136
we'll sing carols-52
smoking thin black clove cigarettes-107
huge leap of faith-3
look inside the festive holiday scene-47
watch the Ghost of Christmas past tap Scrooge on the shoulder-3
cornbread stuffing and giblet gravy-368
Groups of people called greetings to each other-82
If we don't see Grinch or Charlie Brown-285
an invitation like that-329
The spreadsheet contained names...and their want list list-116
the mantel was loaded down...stockings-367
realized something miraculous-28
mistletoe dangled from the ceiling-145
tinny music box tinkle-394
supposed to find the words 'joy' or 'Noel', right?-283
pixie-haired barista-4
small pots of poinsettias-368
ended up in this quirky little town-11
he stayed and watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-231
raced to see Santa Claus on his sleigh-51
Uh-oh. She knew that butt. It was the same scrumptious a-- -19
apron decorated with white snowmen-327
She and Katie exchanged texts every day-136
Thankfully, he came to his senses-383
"Tinsel?" Joe extended a package...-241
Scrooge hoisted Tiny Tim up on his shoulders-2
she felt a tug of sadness-192
Three roasted turkeys-368
Her brother had been the family's unifying factor-109
honor her wishes-246
Dazzling wrappings with a rock inside-217
mistakes his youthful self had created-260

Christmas Sucks: What to Do When Fruitcake, Family, and Finding the Perfect Gift Make You Miserable Joanne Kimes, "Sucks" series #13?, 12-27-15, (3*) review
Deck the Halls With >b>Boughs of Challah-49
climbs down your chimney-34
giant menorah in the shopping mall, and sometimes a Happy Kwanzaa sign as well...Can we become a Christian too, Mommy?-48
Call him what you want: Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Father Christmas.-33
It hits you like a ton of fruitcakes-5
extension cords, garlands, mistletoe...-17
the true meaning of Christmas seems to be goodwill toward capitalism-80
mods: re Hanukkah: (may I replace with Chanukah??) If you have children and celebrate Chanukah or Kwanzaa-47
inherently wrong about loading up on both protractors and icicle lights at the same time-85
this jolly old man-33
mods: re Karamu: (may I replace with Karumwa??) Miracle on Karumwa Street-49
creme de la creme of Kris Kringles-37
plenty of lists-24
because of some religious myth-50
the North Pole will be melted by New Year's-94
If there's one place I hate more than the malls during the Christmas season, it's the post office.-11
think quality, not quantity-93
oversized bows tied to the rooftops-67
buy a jar of preminced garlic or bottled sauces-135
celebrate the birth of our Savior-51
the cost of traditional Nutcracker tickets-16
the colored balls must follow a universal placement-55
A few classics are toasted almonds, walnuts, pine nuts...-129
a tree-trimming party is like a Yuletide version of a barn raising-55

Unexpected Treasure Melody Anne, The Lost Andersons Book 1, Billionaire Bachelors #8, 12-29-15 (3*), review
I know 'Frosty the Snowman' and 'Silent Night'. What are the songs Crew knows? 'The Drummer Boy' and 'Friendly Beasts'-pg217/Loc 2355
They were in a luxurious wonderland-pg 26/Loc324
greenery matched...her eyes-pg99/Loc995
crawl over hot coals-pg106/Loc1068
Ramen noodles and Budget Gourmet-pg48/Loc481
the only illumination inside...twinkling lights-pg133/Loc1336
Ivy League girls-pg238/Loc2375

Yellowstone Heart Song Peggy L. Henderson, Yellowstone Romance Bk 1, 12-30-15 (5*), review
caressing her tenderly, almost reverently (reverence?)-pg170/Loc3755
ribbons of light-pg6/Loc206
beginning of this trip-pg41/Loc951
unwrapped the bandage from her foot-pg40/Loc918
almost choked on a piece of venison-pg119/Loc2632
she had a zest for life and adventure-pg85/Loc1889 (zesty?)


message 25: by Helen (new)

Helen Bassett (hbee741) I will try Level easy - Tinsel 1 to 20 words


message 26: by MorpheusZzz (new)

MorpheusZzz | 129 comments Well, I think I have to call it quits. Please look up at posts #22 and #24. I was having good luck and trying for a blackout. Didn't quite make it, but I had a good time trying. Thank you for this one! Happy New Year!


message 27: by Karen ⊰✿, Fiction Aficionado (new)

Karen ⊰✿ | 14263 comments Mod
Great work Dawn. Happy new year!


message 28: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments I have probably read more, but have run out of time and energy to check. In any case, I met my goal.

December Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Duration: December 1-31, 2015
Level: Tree 21-40 words
Option One Freestyle: Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book

Cold-Hearted Rake: Children, Decoration(s), Gifts,
Twisting the Pole: Comet, Dancing, Reindeer,
Blizzard of Heat: Cupid, Elves,
A Pirate for Christmas: Christmas, Church, Nativity,
Santa Paws: Child, Christmas Eve, Rudolph, Santa Claus,
Bells and Chains: Bells, Donner,
Christmas Unexpected: Relatives
No Christmas Like the Present: Angel, Artificial tree, Baking, Chocolate, Christmas past/future, Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Holiday, Presents, Sleigh,
Christmas Catastrophe: December, Snow

TOTAL: 31 words


message 29: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30837 comments Mod
Congrats, Lara ☺


message 30: by Lara (new)

Lara | 676 comments Thanks!


message 31: by Brigia (new)

Brigia | 105 comments I love scavenger hunts! :-)

I'll do freestyle, level fairy lights (61-80 words)


message 32: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30837 comments Mod
Welcome Brigia! Scavenger hunts are fun:-)


message 33: by Megan (last edited Dec 15, 2017 11:33AM) (new)

Megan Guffey | 7 comments F-Finding Our Course: Collision Course Duet
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T-Tell Me Three Things
H-The Hate U Give

Words:
Infinite in Between
presents (p. 13: "and the fact that she always sent birthday presents for Zoe")
winter (p. 19: "They'd gone to the winter semiformal together.")
Finding Our Course: Collision Course Duet
dress ("Dress shopping is going to be a mistake after this meal.")
gifts ("It's way past time for me to thank you for the generous gifts the last two weeks.")
heart ("How can you hate the woman who owns your heart?")
holiday (p. "When Nicole learned we couldn't go home to Nashville for Thanksgiving because of a home game on Saturday, she insisted we drive over and spend the holiday with them.")
snow ("The snow is falling, and Bryce is an hour late.")
surprises ("Dean walks in and surprises me by yanking me into a hug.")
understanding ("Jamie looks at me with warmth and understanding then sidles up to Nate...")


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Allegra | 219 comments Looks like I never mentioned that I'm working of the Scavenger Hunt for this one. I hope to find time soon to post my progress, but it may be after Boxing Day.
(Did the word list get longer than in the original post? I don't have a lot of these words. I guess I'll try skimming through the books I haven't returned yet.)


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message 37: by Allegra (last edited Feb 01, 2018 11:55AM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments What a Christmas!
And with 188 words, that's CHALLENGE COMPLETE!

A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
Boxes (p. 16), Carve (p. 4), Charity (p. 29), Children (p. 4), Christmas Eve (p. 7), Dolls (p. 16), Journey (p. 14), Occasion (p. 11), Pixie (p. 3), Presents (p. 8), Reindeer (p. 12), Sack (p. 11), Santa Claus (p. 3), Sending (p. 27), Sleigh (p. 11), Snow (p. 11), Stable (p. 17), Stand (p. 3), Stockings (p. 13), Thanks (p. 23), Toys (p. 3), Tree (p. 3), Trust (p. 19), Twinkling (p. 5), Wonder (p. 16), Workshop (p. 9)

Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) by Joanne Harris
Baking (lost record of most page numbers). Bells, Blessings (p. 77), Bows, Candles, Cards, Celebration, Children, Chocolate, Church, Crowds, Feast, Guests, Pies, Wrapping

The Star by Arthur C. Clarke
Bethlehem (p. 2)

The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13) by Lemony Snicket
Appreciation (lost record of most page numbers), Assemble, Birth, Caring, Celebrate, Communication, Efforts, Family, Friends, Friendship, Groups, Journey (p. 40), Messages, Questions, Volunteer

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Christmas Eve (p. 29), Expensive (p. 33), Gifts (p. 16), Magi (cover)

Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero by Michael DeForge
Goose (p. 25), Mistletoe (p. 36), Roots (p. 30)

I Saw Three Ships
Carols (p. 1), Christmas Eve (p. 1), Church (p. 1), Companionship (p. 3), Dancing (p. 23), Duck (p. 20), Entertain (p. 3), Eve (p. 44), Exchange (p. 61), Faith (p. 7), Feast (p. 1), Festival (p. 38), Friends (p. 2), Gather (p. 30), Gathering (p. 35), Grace (p. 66), Greens (p. 12), Ham (p. 40), Holly (p. 1), Holy (p. 4), Home (p. 10), Homeward (p. 9), Hope (p. 47), Jesus Christ (p. 63), Joy (p. 16), Joyful (p. 9), Lighting (p. 15), Majesty (p. 59), Mantle (p. 34), Nuts (p. 11), Prayer (p. 24), Pride (p. 51), Quantity (p. 29), Reflection (p. 3), Sack (p. 50), Sacred (p. 26), Sauce (p. 11), Sharing (p. 28), Stress (p. 7), Temple (p. 65), Thankful (p. 10), Tradition (p. 50), Travel (p. 59), Wishes (p. 12), Youth (p. 2)

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
Bells (p. 14), Boxes (p. 16), Camels (p. 16), Cards (p. 13), Carols (p. 5), Child (cover), Children (p. 14), Church (p. 14), December (p. 6), Feast (p. 33), Goose (p. 21), Gravy (p. 24), Holiday (p. 5), Holy (p. 37), Jolly (p. 28), King Wenceslaus (p. 32), Lights (p. 37), Mistletoe (p. 20), Mittens (p. 16), Music (p. 37), Post office (p. 20), Presents (p. 15), Reindeer (p. 6), Snow (p. 6), Snowman (p. 12), Tidings (p. 15), Tinsel (p. 21), Tug (p. 16), Turkey (p. 22), Walnuts (p. 20), Wenceslaus (p. 32)

I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Bows (p. 218), Boxes (p. 222), Cards (p. 218), Child (p. 234), Children (p. 231), Christmas (p. 224), Christmas Eve (p. 6), Coal (p. 226), December (p. 218), Expensive (p. 222), Family (p. 217), Gifts (p. 217), Goose (p. 230), Heart (p. 224), Holiday (p. 217), Journey (p. 222), Laughter (p. 234), Lights (p. 226), Love (p. 218), Memories (p. 218), Miracle (p. 234), Relationship (p. 227), Relatives (p. 220), Ribbons (p. 222), Season (p. 217), Spirit (p. 218), Tree (p. 224), Unwrap (p. 237), Vacation (p. 222), Wrapping (p. 218)

A Visit From Saint Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
Blitzen (p. 12), Bows (p. 20), Children (p. 4), Chimney (p. 2), Christmas (p. 2), Comet (p. 12), Dancer (p. 12), Dasher (p. 12), Donner (p. 12), Hope (p. 2), Jolly (p. 24), Merry (p. 20), Prancer (p. 12), Reindeer (p. 8), Saint Nicholas (p. 2), Sleigh (p. 8), Snow (p. 8), Stockings (p. 2), Sugar plums (p. 4), Toys (p. ), Twinkling (p. 16), Vixen (p. 12), Winter (p. 4), Wreath (p. 22)

By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño
Angel (p. 16), Beauty (p. 39), Charity (p. 28), Child (p. 10), Christian (p. 20), Church (p.44 ), Comfort (p. 38), Dancer (p. 23), Dancing (p. 23), Grace (p. 18), Greenery (p. 86), Greetings (p. 47), Holy (p. 52), Host (p. 32), Inn (p. 45), Invitations (p. 4), Laughter (p. 22), Love (p. 38), Memories (p. 34), Minister (p. 46), Party (p. 26), Peace (p. 29), Prayer (p. 49), Snow (p. 8), Stable (p. 18), Star (p. 13), Train (p. 5), Tree (p. 6), Winter (p. 38)

Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
Children (p. 135), Church (p. 135), Hymns (p. 136)

The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
Caroler (p. 27), Carols (p. 43), Chimney (p. 27), Christmas (p. 27), Christmas Eve (p. 27), Church (p. 30), Dancing (p. 44), Feast (p. 39), Guests (p. 38), Hostess (p. 39), Kisses (p. 37), Merry (p. 40), Nativity (p. 27), Oven (p. 38), Priest (p.40), Snow (p. 41), Songs (p. 27), Star (p. 13), Stockings (p. 38), Train (p. 5), Tree (p. 6), Turkey (p. 39), Winter (p. 38)

Hercule Poirot's Christmas A Holiday Mystery by Agatha Christie
Appreciation (p. 121), Beauty (p. 46), Bells (p. 62), Boxing Day (p. 72), Camels (p. 26), Carols (p. 49), Child (p. 122), Children (p. 43), Christmas (p. 22), Christmas Eve (p. 72), Church (p. 55), December (p. 9), Eve (p. 72), Expensive (p. 35), Family (p. 32), Fireplace (p. 91), Friends (p. 46), Gold (p. 88), Good will (p.85 ), Grace (p. 19), Guests (p. 23), Heart (p. 56), Home (p. 31), Host (p. 84), Ivy (p. 94), Kisses (p. 25), Love (p. 30), Memories (p. 33), Merry (p. 168), Messages (p. 40), Ornament (p. 94), Parade (p. 70), Peace (p. 85), Presents (p. 33), Quantity (p. 124), Season (p. 86), Shock (p. 49), Spirit (p. 26), Surprises (p. 42), Train (p. 12), Turkey (p. 35), Worship (p. 25)

American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Beauty (lost record of most page numbers), Child, Chimney, Community, Familiar, Festival, Fireplace, Freedom, Gathering, Generations, Gold, Host, Midnight, Mistletoe, Myths, Pies, Religion (p. 452), Religious, Santa Claus, Snow, Toys, Tree (p. 241), Turkey, Vanilla, Winter, Wonderland

Christmas Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell
Chimney (p. 238), Christmas (p. 232), Cranberries (p. 208), Dancing (p. 232), Dolls (p. 232), Gifts (p. 236), Gingerbread (p. 6), Merry (p. 232), Music (p. 7), Reindeer (p. 235), Sack (p. 238), Santa Clause (p. 232), Stockings (p. 238), Yuletide (p. 5)


message 38: by Allegra (last edited Jan 31, 2018 09:38PM) (new)

Allegra | 219 comments Found a bunch more! And since I'm at the end of the list anyway, I figured I'd simply add on. Sorry I couldn't find many "beyond-Christmas" words; the hunt is what kept me going. Added about 35 new words, including Hanukkah and Temple, so Worth it.

Christmas Stories by Diana Secker Tesdell
Angel (p. 371), Beauty (p. 362), Boughs (p. 381), Candles (p. 11), Cards (p. 10), Children (p.10), Coal (p. 382), Creche (title p. 359), Entertain (p. 13), Faith (p. 361), Festive (p. 383), Fireplace (p. 372), Friends (p. 379), Gold (p. 379), Guests (p. 362), Holiday (p. 367), Hope (p. 381), Hostess (p. 14), Inn (p. 375), Invitations (p. 12), Lists (p. 10), Love (p. 361), Manger (p. 391), Memories (p. 10), Midnight (p.380), Music (p. 382), Pageant (p. 375), Party (p. 6), Presents (p. 370), Ribbons (p. 379), Snow (p. 368), Spirit (p. 375), Star (p. 370), Stockings (p. 382), Surprises (p. 12), Trust (p. 381), Twinkling (p. 387), Winter (p. 8), Wise Men (p. 380), Xmas (p. 388), Yuletide (p. 375)

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Angel (p. 23), Bows (p. 39), Candles (p. 18), Chimney (p. 25), Church (p. 18), Fireplace (p. 19), Gold (p. 33), Holy (p. 18), Icicles (p. 14), Inn (p. 10), Jolly (p. 16), Snow (p. 37), Winter (p. 36), Worshiper (p. 34)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Bells (p. 273), Children (p. 264), Donations (p. 208), Duck (p. 250), Entertain (p. 257), Heart (p. 257), Holiday (p. 237), Hope (p. 229), Journey (p. 183), Kisses (220), Lights (p. 191), Memories (p. 211), Peace (p. 139), Shopping (p. 156), Songs (p. 183), Trips (p. 184),Wonder (p. 195)

The Indie Eclective The Holiday Collection by Indie Eclective
Beauty (p. 579), Boughs (p. 322), Bows (p. 326), Boxes (p. 326), Camels (p. 335), Candles (p. 338), Candy Canes (p. 322), Celebrate (p. 503), Christmas (p. 562), Christmas Eve (p. 585), Decorations (p. 321), Duck (p. 346), Ebenezer Scrooge (p. 567), Eggnog (p. 341), Gifts (p. 219), Goose (p. 503), Greetings (p. 479), Ham (p. 362), Hanukkah (p. 521), Holiday (p. 502), Holy (p. 517), Hugs (p.344), Jack Frost (p. 333), Jolly (p. 346), Joy (p. 355), Laughter (p. 576), Lights (p. 327), Manger (p. 338), Merry (p. 329), Music (p. 333), Packages (p. 326), Party (p. 576), Reindeer (p. 337), Rudolph (p. 347), Santa Claus (521), Shopping (p. 349), Sled (p. 337), Sleigh (p. 337), Snow (p. 572), Snowman (p. 334), Spirit (p. 575), Star (p. 339), Stockings (p. 576), Symbol (p. 327), Tiny Tim (p. 362), Toys (p. 322), Travel (p. 321), Tree (p. 334), Turkey (p. 362), Wreath (p. 322)

Relish My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Birth (p. 41), Celebration (p. 165), Chocolate (p. 119), Embrace (p. 165), Expensive (p. 151), Friends (p. 151), Goose (p. 22), Gourmet (p. 41), Harvest (p. 23), Miracle (p. 40), Occasion (p. 160), Relationship (p. 165), Spices (p. 152), Temple (p. 91), Tradition (p. 165), Vacation (p. 45)

Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey by Hayden Carruth
Children (p. 60), Embrace (p. 62), Holding Hands (p. 62), Love (p. 62), Music (p. 67), Peace (p. 67), Snow (p. 60), Songs (p. 60), Winter (p. 71)

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Coal (p. 136), Fireplace (p. 40), Train, Venison (p. 155)

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay
Chocolate (audio/no page numbers), Crowds, Phone Calls, Priorities, Texts


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message 40: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 06, 2018 01:31PM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Nothing But Reading Challenges
December: Scavenger Hunt
Duration:
December 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2018

Progress: 6 out of 101+
Levels:
Tinsel: 1-20 words
Tree 21-40 words
Bon Bons 41-60 words
Fairy Lights 61-80 words
Gift Wrapped 81-100 words
Food & Family 101 words or more

~ December Scavenger Hunt Challenge ~
We all love a scavenger hunt! Why not try one this holiday period :)

Word List

Demon from the Dark (Immortals After Dark, #10) by Kresley Cole
Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole - ***** - 12/4/2018 - 430 Pages
1. Angel: "I would have thought her an angel."
2. Awe: "His low voice conveyed fear-and awe."
3. Beauty: "Which meant Carrow needed to cut off Fegley's. Beauty."
4. Birth: "Are you on birth control?”
5. Cards: "“They might not have cards where he comes from."
6. Catalyst: "Your deaths will be the catalyst.”


The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang - ***** - 12/4/2018 - 288 Pages
A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry #9) by Laurell K. Hamilton A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton - ** - 12/6/2018 - 372 Pages

A) Adeste Fideles, Advent, Appreciation, Aroma, Artificial tree, Assemble

B) Baking, Balsam, Bells, Belonging, Bethlehem, Blessings, Blitzen, Boughs, Bows, Boxes, Boxing Day, Buche de Noel

C) Camels, Candles, Candy canes, Caring, Caroler, Carols, Carve,

Celebrate, Celebration, Ceremony, Charity, Child, Children, Chimney, Chocolate, Christian, Christmas, Christmas cookies, Christmas Eve, Christmas past/future, Church, Cloves, Coal, Comet, Comfort, Communication, Community, Companionship, Cornucopia, Cranberries, Creche, Crowds

D) Dancer, Dancing, Dasher, December, Decoration(s), Dolls, Donations, Donner, Dreidel, Duck

E) Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Elves, Email, Embrace, Emmanuel, Entertain, Entertainment, Epiphany, Eve, Evergreens, Exchange, Expectations, Expensive

F) Faith, Familiar, Family, Father Christmas, Feast, Fervor, Festival, Festive, Fireplace, Flat-bread, Forgiveness, Frankincense, Freedom, Friends, Friendship, Frosty the Snowman, Fruitcake

G) Garland, Gather, Gathering, Generations, Ghost of Christmas past, Gifts, Gingerbread, Gold, Goodwill, Goose, Gourmet, Grace, Gratitude, Gravy, Greenery, Greens, Greetings, Grinch, Groups, Guests

H) Ham, Hanukkah, Hard sauce, Harvest, Heart, Heartland, Heavenly, Heritage, Holding hands, Holiday, Holly, Holy, Home, Homeward, Hope, Host, Hostess, Hugs, Humility, Hymns

I) Icicles, Illumination, Infant, Inn, Innocence, Invitations, Ivy

J) Jack Frost, Jack-in-the-box, Jesus Christ, Jingle bells, Jolly, Journey, Joy, Joyful

K) Karamu, Kibbe (Lebanese dish of cracked wheat, Kinara, King Wenselaus, Kisses, Kris Kringle, Kwanzaa

L) Laughter, Lighting, Lights, Lists, Little Drummer Boy, Love

M) Magi, Mail, Majesty, Manger, Mantle, Meat and spices, Memories, Menorah, Merry, Messages, Midnight, Mincemeat, Minister, Miracle, Miraculous, Mistletoe, Mittens, Mosque, Mrs. Claus (Jessica), Music, Music box, Myrrh, Myths

N) Nativity, Network, Nocturnal, Noel, North Pole, Nostalgia, Nutcrackers, Nutmeg, Nuts

O) Observance, Occasion, Ornament, Oven

P) Packages, Pageant, Pageantry, Parade, Partridge, Party, Patriotism, Peace, Phone calls, Pies, Pixie, Plum pudding, Poinsettia, Popcorn string, Post office, Prancer, Prayer, Presents, Pride, Priest, Priorities, Proclaim, Program, Pumpkin pie, Punch, Purity

Q) Quality, Quantity, Questions, Quince pie, Quirky

R) Rabbi, Ramadan, Reconciliation, Reflection, Refuge, Reindeer, Rejoice, Relationship(s), Relatives, Religion, Religious, Reminiscence, Resolutions, Reunions, Reveal, Revel, Reverence, Ribbons, Ritual, Rooftop, Roots, Rudolph

S) Sack, Sacred, Saint Nicholas, Sanctuary, Santa Claus, Sauce, Savior, Scents, Scrooge, Scrumptious, Season, Secular, Sending, Sharing, Shepherd, Shock, Shopping, Silver bells, Sled, Sleigh, Sleigh bells, Snow, Snowman, Songs, Spices, Spirit, Stable, Stand, Star, Star of David, Stocking stuffer, Stockings, Stress, Stuffing, Sugar plums, Sundown, Surprises, Sustenance, Symbol, Symbolism, Synagogue

T) Teddy bear, Temple, Tenderness, Tension, Texts, Thankful, Thanks, The Nutcracker Ballet, Three Kings Day, Tidings, Tinkling, Tinsel, Tiny Tim, Toboggan, Toys, Tradition(s), Train, Tranquility, Travel, Tree, Trimmings, Trips, Trust, Tug, Turkey, Twinkling, Typical

U) Understanding, Unify, Universal, Unwrap

V) Vacation, Values, Vanilla, Venison, Vixen, Volunteer(s)

W) Walnuts, Wassail, Wenceslaus, Whimsy, Winter, Wise Men, Wishes, Wonder, Wonderland, Workshop, Worship, Worshiper, Wrapping, Wreath

X) Xmas

Y) Yorkshire pudding, Youth, Yule log, Yuletide

Z) Zesty

Rules & How to:
Option One Freestyle:
►Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book


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message 44: by Emily (last edited Jan 01, 2020 03:14PM) (new)

Emily | 1013 comments Word List



A) Adeste Fideles, Advent, Angel, Appreciation, Aroma, Artificial tree, Assemble, Awe
Loc 1454-smiling in APPRECIATION Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
B) Baking, Balsam, Beauty, Bells, Belonging, Bethlehem, Birth, Blessings, Blitzen, Boughs, Bows, Boxes, Boxing Day, Buche de Noel
Loc 169 the scent of BAKING pumpkin bread Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
C) Camels, Candles, Candy canes, Cards, Caring, Caroler, Carols, Carve, Catalyst, Celebrate, Celebration, Ceremony, Charity, Child, Children, Chimney, Chocolate, Christian, Christmas, Christmas cookies, Christmas Eve, Christmas past/future, Church, Cloves, Coal, Comet, Comfort, Communication, Community, Companionship, Cornucopia, Cranberries, Creche, Crowds
Loc2205 She had even sung Christmas CAROLS Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
D) Dancer, Dancing, Dasher, December, Decoration(s), Dolls, Donations, Donner, Dreidel, Duck
Loc2116 - World famous actor, DANCER, Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
E) Ebenezer Scrooge, Efforts, Eggnog, Elves, Email, Embrace, Emmanuel, Entertain, Entertainment, Epiphany, Eve, Evergreens, Exchange, Expectations, Expensive
Loc 1044-from Welsh ELVES - Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
F) Faith, Familiar, Family, Father Christmas, Feast, Fervor, Festival, Festive, Fireplace, Flat-bread, Forgiveness, Frankincense, Freedom, Friends, Friendship, Frosty the Snowman, Fruitcake
Loc877-She had complete FAITH Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
G) Garland, Gather, Gathering, Generations, Ghost of Christmas past, Gifts, Gingerbread, Gold, Goodwill, Goose, Gourmet, Grace, Gratitude, Gravy, Greenery, Greens, Greetings, Grinch, Groups, Guests
Loc 1867 Christmas lights with GARLAND Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
H) Ham, Hanukkah, Hard sauce, Harvest, Heart, Heartland, Heavenly, Heritage, Holding hands, Holiday, Holly, Holy, Home, Homeward, Hope, Host, Hostess, Hugs, Humility, Hymns
Loc 1849-You said you were cooking a HAM Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
I) Icicles, Illumination, Infant, Inn, Innocence, Invitations, Ivy
Loc 628 - to admire the Cotton Mill INN Christmas with you by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
J) Jack Frost, Jack-in-the-box, Jesus Christ, Jingle bells, Jolly, Journey, Joy, Joyful
Loc2467 to who was playing the JOLLY Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
K) Karamu, Kibbe (Lebanese dish of cracked wheat, Kinara, King Wenselaus, Kisses, Kris Kringle, Kwanzaa
Loc 250 hugs and KISSES Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
L) Laughter, Lighting, Lights, Lists, Little Drummer Boy, Love
Loc 542 Ali broke into peals of LAUGHTER Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
M) Magi, Mail, Majesty, Manger, Mantle, Meat and spices, Memories, Menorah, Merry, Messages, Midnight, Mincemeat, Minister, Miracle, Miraculous, Mistletoe, Mittens, Mosque, Mrs. Claus (Jessica), Music, Music box, Myrrh, Myths
Loc262 His character got more fan MAIL Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
N) Nativity, Network, Nocturnal, Noel, North Pole, Nostalgia, Nutcrackers, Nutmeg, Nuts
Loc1548 brown sugar, cinnamon, and NUTMEG Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
O) Observance, Occasion, Ornament, Oven
Loc504 twelve year old OBSERVANCE Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
P) Packages, Pageant, Pageantry, Parade, Partridge, Party, Patriotism, Peace, Phone calls, Pies, Pixie, Plum pudding, Poinsettia, Popcorn string, Post office, Prancer, Prayer, Presents, Pride, Priest, Priorities, Proclaim, Program, Pumpkin pie, Punch, Purity
Loc1248 shape in time to have a holiday PARTY Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
Q) Quality, Quantity, Questions, Quince pie, Quirky
Loc2990 body took on ethereal QUALITY Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
R) Rabbi, Ramadan, Reconciliation, Reflection, Refuge, Reindeer, Rejoice, Relationship(s), Relatives, Religion, Religious, Reminiscence, Resolutions, Reunions, Reveal, Revel, Reverence, Ribbons, Ritual, Rooftop, Roots, Rudolph
Loc 186 to visit him and the RELATIONSHIP Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
S) Sack, Sacred, Saint Nicholas, Sanctuary, Santa Claus, Sauce, Savior, Scents, Scrooge, Scrumptious, Season, Secular, Sending, Sharing, Shepherd, Shock, Shopping, Silver bells, Sled, Sleigh, Sleigh bells, Snow, Snowman, Songs, Spices, Spirit, Stable, Stand, Star, Star of David, Stocking stuffer, Stockings, Stress, Stuffing, Sugar plums, Sundown, Surprises, Sustenance, Symbol, Symbolism, Synagogue
Loc2456 why don’t you tell us all about SAINT NICHOLAS Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
T) Teddy bear, Temple, Tenderness, Tension, Texts, Thankful, Thanks, The Nutcracker Ballet, Three Kings Day, Tidings, Tinkling, Tinsel, Tiny Tim, Toboggan, Toys, Tradition(s), Train, Tranquility, Travel, Tree, Trimmings, Trips, Trust, Tug, Turkey, Twinkling, Typical
Loc1906 He kissed her TEMPLE Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
U) Understanding, Unify, Universal, Unwrap
Loc1650 I think that’s UNIVERSAL Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
V) Vacation, Values, Vanilla, Venison, Vixen, Volunteer(s)
Loc1939 his VACATION time to stay through... Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
W) Walnuts, Wassail, Wenceslaus, Whimsy, Winter, Wise Men, Wishes, Wonder, Wonderland, Workshop, Worship, Worshiper, Wrapping, Wreath
Loc459 in the dreary WINTER months Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
X) Xmas

Y) Yorkshire pudding, Youth, Yule log, Yuletide
Loc 1257 time on her in his YOUTH Christmas With You by Nan Reinhardt 12.1
Z) Zesty


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GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 141 comments Tinsel

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message 46: by Paula (last edited Dec 20, 2019 06:32AM) (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner (paurw) | 1007 comments I'll try this one for the month
Level: Bonbons: 41-60 words
Words found: 31

Option One Freestyle:
Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book

My Words:
El Curioso Incidente del Perro a Medianoche | 7.12:
1. Midnight: p. 9 "Pasaban 7 minutos de la medianoche."
2. Hugs: p. 29 "[...] pero como a mí no me gustan los abrazos [...]"

Cumbres Borrascosas | 11.12
1. Heart: p. 206 "Le di mi corazón, lo cogió, lo pisoteó hasta dejarlo sin vida [...]"
2. Church: p. 187 "[...] aprovechando que todos habían ido a la iglesia[...]"
3. Snow: p. 21 "[...]por la nieve en una hondonada[...]"

The Stubborn Advocate | 11.12
1. Vacation: p.8 "The council has given you a vacation of sorts[...]"
2. Chocolate: p.26 "Mum can't have chocolate without having a bad reaction [..]."
3. Dancing: p. 57 "[...]some small elf children joining dancing around them"
4. Children: p. 57 "[...]some small elf children joining dancing around them"
5. Family: p. 85 "They're a nice family."
6. Friends: p. 113 "Papa, can I get your friends anything?"
7. Friendship: p. 128 "I'm not really good at this friendship stuff, as you can tell."

The Unrelenting Fighter | 15.12
1. Beauty: p. 1 "Liv Beaufont took a calming breath, enjoying the beauty all around her."
2. Dolls: p. 5 "You didn't play with dolls growing up, did you?"
3. Home: p. 27 "It had been in her old home too"
4. Community: p. 145 "The had sold potions and herbs to the local magical community."
5. Vanilla: p. 181 "No, it was vanilla"
6. Travel: p. 192 "[...]a place that can only be reached through actual travel, not by portal magic"

A Christmas Date | 20.12
1. Jingle bells: p. 15 "Instead of sickening jingle bells, modern lounge music is drifting out[...]"
2. Grinch: p. 16 "So darling fellow Grinch, having a bad day?"
3. Celebrate: p. 18 "Bought champagne to celebrate."
4. Scrooge: p. 94 "Stop being such a Scrooge"
5. Baking: p. 110 "[...] a complicated double - baking timing"
6. Christmas Eve: p. 139 "It's Christmas Eve, I'm sure getting wasted is socially accepted, regardless of the hour."
7. Snowman: p. 139 "Want to build a snowman?"
8. Bells: p. 152 "[...]when an explosion of Christmas bells from one of mom's favorite old songs[...]"
9. Christmas: p. 152 "[...]when an explosion of Christmas bells from one of mom's favorite old songs[...]"
10. Guests: p. 163 "[...]of answering the door and welcoming the guests in."
11. Fireplace: p. 168 "From the other side of the fireplace, Paul opens his present [...]"
12. Exchange: p. 174 "[...]visiting their neighbours to exchange late best wishes"
13. Gravy: p. 178 "I fling a saucer filled with cold gravy at her"


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Welcome Emily, Greenfairy & Paula!


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Kaleen Drake | 15 comments Moderators of NBRC wrote: "
         

      ~ December Scavenger Hunt Challenge ~
We all love a scavenger hunt! Why not try one this holiday period :)


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December


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Tinsel:   1-20 words
Tree   21-40..."


I would like to join in the fun. I will be doing option 2.
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Welcome Kaleen!


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